Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Side dish delight - suteed brussel sprouts with red onion

A beautiful combination as a side dish or topping for a pan fried protein. Brussel sprouts are one of those love em or hate em vegetables. We just love em! They are a super veg meaning they have so many healthy properties including antioxidants and can actually prevent cancer. They are very high in fiber as well as vitamin C, A, E and K. Brussel sprouts are best enjoyed slightly cooked to bring out the most of their nutrients. This recipe is simple and delicious, you may even be able to win over some of the haters. 
INGREDIENTS: Suteed brussel sprout and red onion
brussel sprouts - large bunch about 4 cups & blanched                  
1 red onion - thinly sliced
2 small cloves garlic - minced 
red wine vinegar - 2 tbs
olive oil  or butter - 2 tbs
PREP: quickly blanch & shock your brussel sprouts ie. toss them in boiling salted water for 1 1/2 minutes. then immediately transfer into ice cold water to halt the cooking process. Then pat them dry and  thinly slice. 
COOK: in a medium hot pan sutee the onion in butter or olive oil add garlic s&p and cook until slightly transparent add splash of red wine vinegar allow the alcohol to cook off (about a minute or two) before adding the brussel sprouts to the mixture, cook for another minute or so and you're done!
SERVE: Over pan fried nile perch:
- for pan fried nile perch - season fish with salt and pepper then lightly dust fish with potato flour and fry in a small amount of vegetable oil, serve with lemon. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks yummy! I love brussel sprouts but have only had them in butter and white sauce. This is great! Will try it out soon. Thanks!


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